Mar 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the new pope, ktvu's john sasaki continues our coverage. john? >> reporter: st. mary's is the primary church for the diocese and today was the place to be for celebrating the church's new leader. [ singing ] >> reporter: this afternoon's service began with the procession and the archbishop expressed gratitude. >> first pope from the americas. >> reporter: this was a normal service but many people felt they had to be here today for the pope. >> special taking the name francis for our city of san francisco. reach out to the poor. >> reporter: he summed up the feeling in unconventional terms. >> this is an emotional high for us. >> reporter: pope francis was an unknown before yesterday but they learned about him quickly. >> i am impressed that he road the bus. he did his own cooking. >> he preaches -- simple life. i think that is very encouraging. >> we had to pray hard the holy spirit would give us what we need and we have it. >> the pope opposes gay marriage. something the archbishop could be overcome in san francisco. >> i hope someone who has been so strong on social justice issues.
Mar 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
of police about just how violent some of these gang members are. john sasaki has the story. >> reporter: police officers and state agents dropped the hammer on some of oakland's most violent offenders. all part of an effort to rid the streets of violent offenders. >> probably the most violent group of people i've seen in the last few years. >> reporter: they're violent not for money or turf. >> it was basically they hated the other gang. >> reporter: police released this surveillance video they say was committed by members of that new gang. >> we found out fairly quickly that these groups every day were planning on ways to commit violent acts within the community of oakland. >>> this - - >> reporter: this is all part of operation seize fire. oakland city officials hosted a huge press conference with other local state and federal law enforcement which have been leading related efforts. >> there were 23 arrests and in those arrests we have seized 55 firearms that included four assault weapons. >> reporter: afterward, mayor quan told us that it was meant as a warning to those offenders. >